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Rob Frohwein



United States



In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses could simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia, to leverage the power of real-time data automation through technology.

Kabbage has since expanded to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S., providing $3.5 billion to more than 100,000 customers. In addition, Kabbage licenses its technology to large, global banks such as ING, Santander and Scotiabank so they can provide the same experience to their small business customers throughout Australia, Spain, the U.K., Canada and Mexico. Kabbage has been recognized for its technology and innovation with awards from CNBC, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company and was named one of Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Before founding Kabbage, Rob advised, established and/or led several successful businesses, including LAVA Group, U.S. Micro Corporation (acquired by Arrow Electronics) and Surgical Biologics (acquired by MiMedx). Additionally, he led business development and legal for ZapMedia and Security First Network Bank (SFNB), the first online bank. Prior to SFNB, Rob practiced corporate and intellectual property law with Troutman Sanders LLP. He is the listed inventor on seven U.S. patents, is a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine.